Murder in the Time of Robber Barons: the Goddess, the Architect, and the Millionaire, Part II

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In my last post, we left Evelyn Nesbit at the peak of her career as a model, showgirl, and sex symbol of the new century. Though her virtue had been stolen through trickery… Continue reading

Revolutionary Women, Part 3

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In the late 1770s and early 1780s, the Revolutionary War battlefields moved from the northeastern states, and the staging ground moved south. Daniel Morgan had worked with George Washington in a number of… Continue reading

Murder in the Time of Robber Barons: the Goddess, the Architect, and the Millionaire, Part I

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No review of Gilded Age crime would be complete without a look at the Crime of the Century as it was called. The 2oth Century  was only 11 1/2 months old when a… Continue reading

Lucy Flucker, Another Revolutionary Woman

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Most every teenage girl, at one time or another, defies her parents. But would you be willing to do so if it meant your family turning their backs on you? Such was the… Continue reading

Murder in the Time of Robber Barons, Part I: The Scattered Dutchman and the Birth of Yellow Journalism

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For the next few posts, we will peek behind the Gilded Age curtain of exquisite manners, astounding wealth, and prescribed behavior and take a look at some of the folks who broke the… Continue reading

Revolutionary Women

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It’s hard to believe, especially in today’s social environment, how stringent women’s lives were only a handful of years ago in America. This is an especially difficult road to navigate when writing historical… Continue reading

Living the Gilded Life: Wealth and Corruption

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Have you ever dreamed of acquiring staggering wealth, wealth so great that it couldn’t be spent in several lifetimes no matter how extravagant one might be? America has certainly produced its share of… Continue reading

Adieu My Friends

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This is, I fear, my last post to History Imagined. I’m sailing into the sunrise. I’ve loved working on this blog, even in weeks when I struggled to find a topic, or disappeared… Continue reading

Tracking Our Ancestors

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By now, most everyone has at least heard of the various internet sites that can help you track your genealogy. Ancestry.com and 23andMe are two of the best. Ancestry.com joined forces in 2013… Continue reading

Living the Gilded Life: Snowbirds’ Retreat

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Unless one has been completely out of touch for the last few years, one is surely aware of the PBS phenom, Downton Abbey, written by master storyteller Julian Fellowes. The story line begins… Continue reading